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Meet the Zapateros (and remember how crazy John McCain was)

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero posed for a photo with his family and the Obamas when he met with Obama when they were in New York for the UN meeting. The photo wound up posted on the White House Flickr page:

As Bobby Peirce points out at Foreign Policy, this wound up taking the Spanish press by surprise since over there they take the privacy of the family thing super-seriously and the public had never before seen photos of Zapatero’s daughters.

That’s mostly just a funny story, but it is worth recalling that this whole incident could have been avoided had America elected John McCain last November since he promised to continue the Bush administration’s insane policy of snubbing Zapatero. No meeting, no photo snafu. Except, again, refusing to meet with the head of government of a NATO ally in good standing was nuts.

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